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Daum Nancy Boat-Form Cameo Glass Vase

$9,500

This charming dish, rendered in joyful pastel hues by Daum Nancy, features applied wheel-carved pink flowers and etched green leaves, demonstrating both technical expertise and compositional mastery. The boat-form vase has an oblong opening at its center with an out-turned lip and comes to two delightful upturned rounded points at either end of the composition.

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Item #: G-10234
Artist: Daum Nancy
Country: France
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 1.5" height, 6.5" width, 2" depth
Materials: Glass
Signed: “Daum Nancy” with the croix de Lorraine
Literature: Similar vase pictured in Daum, by Clotilde Bacri, Noël Daum, and Claude Pétry, Paris: Michel Aveline Éditeur, 1992, p. 91

The cross—or “croix” in French—of Lorraine is the cardinal symbol of the the province of Lorraine in France, which was lost in the Franco-Prussian War in the 1870s. One of the heartlands of the Art Nouveau movement, where the famed École de Nancy was located, Lorraine's patriotic symbol found its way into many French Art Nouveau creations, and in this case, in the signature of the maker.
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